Audi has announced the new edition of its most popular compact SUV. The 2021 Audi Q5 will arrive with an update for the new model year. To help you stay up-to-date with the latest news, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the 2021 Audi Q5.
1. Spy photos reveal a makeover for the 2021 Audi Q5
Although the official launch is still pending, the spy cameras have gone into effect and have captured photos of the upcoming new Audi Q5 for 2021. It has been confirmed that the compact SUV will receive a new set of headlights similar to those seen on the A3.
2. Prices will only go up a bit
We also learned that the price hike for the new 2021 Audi Q5 will not be catastrophic. The base model of the compact SUV is projected to start at $ 44,295. Not bad for a luxury vehicle. It is also anticipated that any deficiencies that were identified in the 2020 model will be rectified in the updated version which is still in the development test phase. Any upgrade adds to the overall cost, so it’s a good sign that there are reasons to increase the price a bit.
3. The changes will not be drastic
While we are happy to hear that there will be some changes for the sake of variety, we are told not to expect anything too big. Audi does a good job camouflaging its prototypes during testing, but some things are hard to hide. Much of the aesthetics will remain the same for the 2021 edition, but it will have a few additions to celebrate.
4. Changes to the front and rear can be expected.
Some of the notable differences between the 2020 and 2021 models were observed by spy cameras. In addition to the new headlights, Audi has renewed both the front and rear fascia. It was time for a change, if nothing else, for the sake of credible evolution.
5. The experts are making a guess about the engine.
While it’s still early in the game, expert enthusiasts who are good at predicting the likelihood of the type of engine the automaker will choose have hedged their bets on a 2.0-liter turbocharged. This assumption is based on the engine that came in the previous version and is a relatively safe bet. If this is the case, you can expect performance to be high with 248 ma horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. It is also believed that the power plant will be coupled with a 7-speed DCT transmission to ensure that power is transferred equally to all wheels.
6. There are rumors of a hybrid
Another interesting rumor we’ve heard is that Audi is also planning to release a plug-in hybrid version of the Q5. This will be a higher-performance SUV that will generate more than 367 horsepower. Although the base model of the Q5 will generate a lot of power, there are those who are always happy to have a little more at their disposal. As with most things, you will see the price increase for each additional feature and power increase.
7. Performance specs are impressive
We are satisfied with the claims Audi makes about the performance of the 2021 Q5. In testing, the automaker claims that the Q5 sprints from standstill to 60 mph in just 6 seconds. This serves as a testament to his vitality and spirit. It also assures drivers that there will be plenty of power in reserve when needed. This just gives drivers something to look forward to in the new and upcoming version of the vehicle.
8. Small updates make a big difference
The new 2021 Audi Q5 will keep the DNA of its ancestors and the makeover is more of a facelift, but it will do. You’ll see a chrome vertical ribbed grille and the single-frame octagonal grille on base models with the honeycomb pattern for the grille on the S-line. Audi has added a bit of width and increased the shallow depth of the Q5’s new grille. This gives the Q5 an aggressive look. The design team also gave the lower side intakes a height boost and gave it revised daytime running lights on the top of the headlight housing. Audi also gave the under-door sill design a new design that gives it a bit more ground clearance. On the back, the Q5 has a novel OLED light element that can blink with a variety of different settings. The addition of multi-segment lights that can be chosen in three modes at the time of purchase allows the driver a bit of customization. This light signature changes when the vehicle enters dynamic driving mode. There is also a light that warns other drivers if they are getting too close to the vehicle.
9. Audi added two new colors